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Picture this — you’ve dedicated your life’s work to a specific cause and have the chance to pick the brain of the world’s most renowned leader in your respective space. Your personal idol is speaking a couple feet in front of you, you get to shake their hand, and they thank you for your dedication to the work. Is this real life, or just a fantasy?

This was the moment Salesforce’s Sustainability team met former Vice President, Al Gore at the first-ever Climate Summit at Dreamforce ‘18. Gore was invited to keynote this first-of-its-kind climate-centered day at Dreamforce, which featured sessions highlighting the incredible progress being made by environmental Trailblazers around the world, with speakers Sylvia EarleAdrian Grenier and more. In addition to the Climate Summit, we’re constantly working to integrate sustainability into our event operations, making Dreamforce ‘18 the most sustainable yet.


Al Gore on The Sustainability Revolution


To see sustainability, and what we consider to be the most urgent challenge of our time, elevated to center stage at the largest technology conference in the world… Let’s just say there was not a dry eye on our team.

Dreamforce attendees inspired by Al Gore’s session

And we weren’t the only ones that left the day feeling inspired. The room was filled with over 8,000 attendees seeming energized by Gore’s impassioned talk, ignited by the opportunity to make an impact and empowered to take action. It’s a moment in Salesforce’s story we won’t soon forget.